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291- Stages of Short Bowel Syndrome (SBS)

Immediately following the surgery to remove part of the bowel (surgical resection), the intestine begins to adapt on its own for the loss of absorptive surface area. It undergoes various phases to increase absorption and maintain balance (homeostasis). This process, known as adaptation, occurs through structural changes that increase surface area in the remaining bowel.

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Evelin Eichler, 
Richard McCallum, 
Harold J. Boutté Jr.
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